Abby Saxon Adjunct Instructor in Dance
Abby Saxon has an MA in Dance and Dance Education from New York University. She danced professionally for many years in New York City, most notably with Jazzdance—The Danny Buraczeski Dance Company, touring the U.S. and appearing at Jacob’s Pillow, Spoleto, and the American Dance Festival. Teaching invitations have included the Jacob’s Pillow Summer Dance Program and the Joyce Theatre Dance Education Program for New York City school teachers. Previously, Abby was an instructor of Dance at New York University. As a member of the Vassar dance faculty, Abby has choreographed and staged numerous pieces for Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. She has the honor of being repetiteur for a number of Danny Buraczeski’s works, which are periodically set on the VRDT company. Abby has taken part as dancer, choreographer, and producer in many Choreographers’ Showcases presented at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. She has recently choreographed and taught for the D’Amby Project Dance Co., and Solas An Lae, as well as worked as a dance auditor for the New York State Council On the Arts. Her choreography has been invited to be presented at DanceFest in Ulster County, Choreography on The Edge, at Byrdcliff Theatre in Woodstock, and entered into the Capezio A.C.E. Awards Competition. From her classes in Rhinebeck, she has cultivated a group of adult dance students who perform in numerous community events and fundraisers.
- BA, University of Rochester; MA, New York University
- At Vassar since 1997
Research and Academic Interests
Departments and Programs
- DANC 174. Beginning Jazz Dance
- DANC 274. Intermediate Jazz I
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